Long stairs in Brisbane are a great training ground for running and hiking.
If you’re in Brisbane and looking for the best locations to get your legs stronger, we’ve got some great options for you (hint: it’s more than just Kangaroo Point stairs in Brisbane).
Stair training can be a great adjunct to any running or hiking program.
Whether you’re training for a trail Ultra near Brisbane, such as UTA, BTU or BVRT, or if you’re looking to build strength for Gold Coast marathon, you’ll need a long set of stairs.
If you really love your stairs, you can join a training group or sign up to a race specifically for stair climbing!!!
If you’re in Australia, check out the good folks at Stair Climbing Australia for races and training groups.
New to stair running? Be cautious and very gradual in your approach.
Keep a close eye out for the warning signs of building fatigue – sore/black toenails, very sore hip muscles, ankle pain or blisters on your feet (click on the issue to read more about its causes and fixes).
Locations of long stairs in Brisbane (and surrounds)
Here’s our favourite stairs in Brisbane for running or hiking.
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North of Brisbane
Nulty Way Park, Arana Hills – 100 long timber and paver steps
Lansdowne St, Grange – urban concrete stairs extending on both sides of Lansdowne St
Central and West of Brisbane
Jacob’s Ladder in King Edward Park, Brisbane – middle of the city, concrete steps in clusters of 8 steps separated by a landing
Kangaroo Cliff stairs – only a short distance from the CBD, on the side of a cliff and with awesome views
Wilson Outlook Reserve – another corker of a set of stairs close to the heart of the city, this set runs alongside the riverside lift
Kokoda Trail, Mount Coot-Tha – technically it’s not just stairs but a very worthy inclusion. This network of trails has plenty of rocky and timber steps along the track
South of Brisbane
Springwood Conservation Park – timber and paved steps along with some bush paths in suburban bushland
Collingwood Drive, Collingwood Park – decent set of concrete stairs in sets of 10 steps with short and long landings in between
Dodwell St, Holland Park West – narrow set of suburban stairs in clusters of 8-10 steps with short landings
Got a favourite set of stairs in Brisbane that’s not on our list? Message us via our Facebook page and we’ll add it to the collection.